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Garry Ferroni, PH.D.

ferroni_garry.jpg Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Lakehead University Campus
935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury ON Canada P3E 2C6
Phone:  (705) 662-7222
Fax:  (705) 675-4858
E-mail:  garry.ferroni@nosm.ca
Professor, Medical Microbiology

Education/Training

2003-2012

Head, Division of Medical Sciences
Northern Ontario School of Medicine

 1992-1999

Chair, Department of Biology
Laurentian University

1988-2003

Professor, Department of Biology
Laurentian University

 1980-1988

Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Laurentian University

 1973-1980

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Laurentian University

 1973

Ph.D. Microbiology
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

1970

M. Sc. Microbiology
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

1968

B.Sc. Biology & Chemistry
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Research Investigations

  1. The activities of the bacterium Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans
  2. Temperature effects on microorganisms
  3. Exopolymer production by bacteria
  4. Antibiotic resistance in bacteria

Selected Publications

Hawdon, Nicole, Eli B. Nix, Raymond S.W. Tsang, Garry Ferroni, William G. McCready, and Marina Ulanova. 2012. Immune Response to Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccination in patients with chronic renal failure. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: 19(6): 967-969.

Nix, Eli B., Nicole Hawdon, Sean Gravelle, Birubi Biman, Malcolm Brigden, Saleem Malik, William McCready, Garry Ferroni, and Marina Ulanova. 2012. Risk of invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease in adults with secondary immunodeficiency in the post-Hib vaccine era. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology 19(5): 766-771.

Leduc, Leo G. and Garry D. Ferroni. 2012. Bioleaching. In Bioremediation and Sustainability, Edited by Romeela Mohee and Ackmez Mudhoo. Scrivener Publishing LLC, p. 241-260.

Mykytczuk, N.C.S., J.T. Trevors, S.J. Foote, L.G. Leduc, G.D. Ferroni, and S.M. Twine. 2011. Proteomic insights into cold adaptation of psychrotrophic and mesophilic Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans strains. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek: DOI 10.1007/s10482-011-9584-z.

Delongchamp, Johanna, Mazen Saleh, and Garry Ferroni. 2011. Structure and Function of Bacterial and Fungal Cell Walls. In Molecular Aspects of Infectious Diseases, Edited by Mazen T. Saleh. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, p. 7-16.

Ferroni, Garry, Leo Leduc, and Nadia Mykytczuk. 2011. Bacterial Cell Surface Structures Important in Pathogenesis. In Molecular Aspects of Infectious Diseases, Edited by Mazen T. Saleh. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, p. 17-24.

Delongchamp, Johanna, Garry Ferroni, and Mazen Saleh. 2011. An Introduction to Protein Secretion in Prokaryotes. In Molecular Aspects of Infectious Diseases, Edited by Mazen T. Saleh. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, p. 24-53.

Mykytczyk, N.C.S., J.T. Trevors, L.G. Leduc, and G.D. Ferroni. 2010. Cytoplasmic membrane response to copper and nickel in Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans. Microbiol. Res. 166:186-206.

Mykytczuk, N.C.S., Trevors, J.T., Ferroni, G.D., and Leduc, L.G. 2010.Cytoplasmic membrane fluidity and fatty acid composition of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans in response to pH stress. Extremophiles 14: 427-441.

Mykytczuk, N.C.S., Trevors, J.T., Twine, S.M., Ferroni, G.D., and Leduc, L.G. 2010. Membrane fluidity and fatty acid comparisons in psychrotrophic and mesophilic strains of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans under cold growth temperatures. Arch. Microbiol. 192: 1005-1018.

Links to Websites

Biomolecular Sciences